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Mark’s good day, “Girls’ Day Out”, and a Reunion! Oh my!

So it has been a little over a week since Mark got home from the hospital. I personally think this was his best day yet.

When I got home, he had made dinner. Okay, so it was not one of his restaurant quality meals, but he felt good enough to make something. He also brewed two gallons of iced tea, and he had to wash one of the pitchers!! I was happy and grateful!

He said he slept until almost 11 AM but that is okay because his body needs rest to heal. But the fact that he was able to stay awake until 11:30 tonight showed he is getting some of his stamina back.

I am still worried that this infection could come back, but I am trying to be positive.

Mark did irritate me a bit though. I reminded him that I was going out shopping and having sushi lunch with my girl friends on Friday.

He said, “I think you should cancel.”

“Why would I want to do that”, I asked.

“So you can go grocery shopping”, he answered.

For a split second I wanted to scream at him (and show him what a “whack job” I really can be)! I wanted to ask him if he had any idea what I have been through in the past three weeks!

I wanted to scream that many of our friends don’t call us any more because they are tired of us always turning down invitations because he is too sick or too tired to go out!

I wanted to yell that our fun factor has been at zero for quite some time now!

I thought he needed to know that I was looking forward to shopping and lunch since it was suggested a few weeks ago. I was not even sure I was going to be able to go. I didn’t know what was going to happen to him or if he would still be in the hospital (or even DEAD!!). I didn’t know what kind of shape he would be in.

Part of me wanted to throw up things in his face or get all sarcastic by saying something like, “fine, I will cancel but you can drive yourself to your doctor on Thursday.”

But I didn’t say anything. I did NOT want to ruin a nice evening by starting a fight.

I took the high road! I told him that I was looking forward to some time out with friends, and I was not going to cancel.

He said, “ok”.

End of conversation.

I was proud of myself!! Life can’t revolve around him. He may not always be there, and if he is, it is not healthy!

On a different note, I got an email about our ::::gulp:::: 30 year high school reunion. I can’t believe it’s been that long! I can still remember cutting classes, partying with my friends, and driving around listening to music like it was yesterday! I went to my 10 year reunion. It was different from what I expected but also interesting to see what people looked like. I mostly went to see if a friend I had lost touch with going to be there.

After the 10 year reunion, I didn’t see myself wanting to go to another one. I figured that if people wanted to stay in touch with me, they would have. I didn’t need to impress any one or brag about anything.

Yet now I find myself rethinking the whole thing. With the internet and Facebook, I have reconnected with a lot of old friends and acquaintances. I even have some Facebook friends who were classmates that I didn’t really associate with, but it’s all good.

I am thinking about going to this reunion. I already know that Mark will not go with me. He would be miserable because he did not go to EBHS, has never met any of the Class of 1981, and he is not the kind of person to go somewhere out of his element.

If I do decide to go to the reunion, I will need to find a friend to go with me. Would be nice to go with a Hollyrock High classmate.

Any takers?

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